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NEWNAN, FRIDAY, APR. 30.
LAHOI>r OrARANTKKtM Ol'NTHV <JII« I hATION
IN KOI Hi ll * OMOKKHHIONAL DIHTKIUT.
Official Organ of Coweta County.
Jar. E. Brown, Tiioh. S. Parrott.
BROWN & PARROTT,
Editors and Puumhiieks.
MEMORIAL DA V.
Memorial Day, which is always fit
tingly observed in Newnan, was this
year celebrated with more than the
usual display of patriotism, the exer
cises arranged for the day being espe
cially interesting and impressive. In
the forenoon there was a large and en
thusiastic meeting of Coweta Camp,
No. 1161, at the court-house, and at
noon the veterans marched to the old
Hardaway hank building, where they
were entertained hy the ladies at a
sumptuous barbecue dinner. 1 he meats
were prepared by Mr. Starling Carpen
ter, whose skill as it barbecuist is sulii-
eienf proof that they were properly
seasoned and cooked to a turn. Sever
al carcasses wore required for the
feast, and il is safe to say that the one
hundred and forty old veterans who
gathered around the board never fared
more sumptuously than they did upon
this occasion. Mrs. ,). II. Strickland
and Mrs. W. A. Steed, who originated
the dinner and were perhaps more ac
tive than any others in perfecting the
arrangements, were warmly praised
for their efforts to provide enjoyment
for the old veterans, as well as for the
complete successor the affair. They
MISS HELEN M. LONE, President Newnan
Chanter. U. 1). C.
were of course ably assisted by vari
ous committees appointed from the
Daughters of the Confederacy, without
whose co-operation it would have been
impossible to carry the plans through
At 2:110 p. m. a crowd estimated at
eight, hundred or a thousand assembled
at the auditorium to hear the address
of Gen. Clement A. Evans, commander-
in-ehiel’ of the United Confederate Vet
erans, and- to take part in the exercises
ordered and arranged for the occasion.
These consisted of songs by the school
children, a beautiful recitation hy Miss
Marian Bryant, an invocation hy Rev.
W. J. Cotter, the conferring of Crosses
of Honor upon old veterans, music by
the Newnan Cornet Band, and an ad
dress by Gen. Evans.
Gen. Evans was introduced by Judge
Alvan D. Freman, one of the General’s
old "soldier boys,” who, in making the
introduction, paid eloquent and tender
tribute to his old commander, which
was warmly applauded.
Gen. Evans spoke for an hour or
longer, and made a splendid address.
We cannot, in the brief space allotted
to this article, undertake to give even
a synopsis of the speech, but those
who have had the privilege of hearing
this grand old man on other occasions
only need he told that here, where
he was surrounded by members of his
old command, he was at his best. He
spoke reverently of the women of the
Confederacy, of their privations and
hardships but little less severe than
those endured by the soldiers them
selves—and commended in warm terms
the movement set on foot hy Coweta
Camp, U. C. V., to erect a monument
in their honor on the capitol grounds
in Atlanta. It was a tine address, and
listened to with deep interest by ev
eryone in the large auditorium.
At the conclusion of the address
Crosses of Honor were conferred upon
several old veterans by Miss Helen M.
Long, president of Newnan Chapter.
U. D. C., after which a procession was
formed on the street below. The pro
cession marched to the cemetery,
where the soldiers’ graves were covered
with flowers by the ladies and children.
Hon. John B. Goodwyn was master
of ceremonies and directed the exer
cises in the auditorium. Col. Geo. H.
Carmical acted as marshal of the day.
CHARTER GRANTED NEW RAIL
The requisite notice by publication
having been made. Col. W. C. Wright
went to Atlanta Wednesday and ob
tained from the Secretary of State a
charter for the Western of Georgia
Railway Co. The incorporators named
in the charter are John W. Daniel,
Hope H. Lane, Ben H. Tompkins, R.
B. Mooty, R. M. Lipford, J. W. Ray,
Robt. G. Crain, Jas, R. Daniel, W. D.
Taylor, W. T. Goodson, A. W. Powers,
Frank S, Loftin, P. T. McCutchen,
Roe Hearn, G. A. Adams, D. B. Whit
aker, W. D. Ridley, L. F. Davis, of
Heard county, and W. A. Brannon, B.
T. Thompson, I. N. Orr, sr., Chas. C.
Parrott, H. C. Arnall, sr., I. P. Brad
ley, J. J. Keith, W. C. Wright, of
Mr. I. L. McCord, of New York, and
Capt. J. H. Wynn, of Dadeviile, Ala.,
the original promoters of the enter
prise, have been here this week in con
ference with the stockholders of the
company, and it is understood that all
plans have been perfected for a per
manent organization of the corpora
tion on May 11, at which time officers
wiil be elected anrl certificates issued
to the stockholders. The official calf
for the meeting, signed by a majority
of the incorporators, is printed below—
"Newnan, Ga.. April 29, 1909.
"You are hereby notified that a meet
ing of the stockholders of the Western
of Georgia Railway has been called hy
the undersigned, who are a majority of
the persons named in the certificate of
incorporation issued to said Western of
Georgia Railway, and that said meet
ing will he held at the court-house in
the city of Newnan, Ga., on Tuesday,
May II, 1909, at 111 o’clock a. m., for
the purpose of organizing said Western
of Georgia Railway, electing officers,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may properly come before
said.meetfng. “J. W. Daniel,
"Ben H. Tompkins,
”R. B. Mooty,
"J. W. Ray,|
"R. G. Crain,
“J. R. Daniel,
"W. D. Taylor,
"A. W. Powers,
"F. S. Loftin,
“G. A. Adams,
"P. T. McCutchen,
”W. I). Ridley,
"I„ F. Davis,
”1. N. Orr, sr.,
“B. T. Thompson,
”W. A. Brannon,
”C. C. Parrott,
"H. C. Arnall, sr.,
”1. I’. Bradley,
"J. J. Keith,
"W. C. Wright.”
COWETA CAMP, U. C. V.,
j Elects Officers, and Adopts Strong
Resolutions Favoring Monument
to Women of the Confederacy.
The meeting of Coweta Camp, U. C.
V., on Monday last was largely at
tended, and several matters of impor
tance were taken up and discussed.
Delegates to the general reunion at
Memphis were chosen as follows: W.
A. Parks, S. VV. Woods, Dr. A. C.
North, W. A. Turner, A. D. Freeman
and J. R. Stamps.
A committee was appointed to draft
suitable resolutions upon the life and
character of deceased comrades and re
port at a subsequent meeting of the
camp, viz: A. C. North, W. A. Turner
and A. 11. Bohannon.
While upon this subject Major W. A.
Turner referred to the inroads that
death had made in the ranks of the
camp during the past vear, and spoke
feelingly and reverently of the time,
now fast apnroaching, when tne last of
the old veterans will answer roll-call
on earth no more forever. He read the
following mortuary list for the period
named, to-wit: D. E. Elmore, R. A.
North, Henry A. North, G. W. Win-
dom, J. L. Pitman, T. A. MoCulloUgh,
J. L. Bean, M. F. Delk, P. C. Harris,
Beni. F. Kite, F. M. Mashburn, J. H.
Wilder, A. S. Hutchens, John M.
Brown, Samuel Herring and Thos.
Judge Alvan D. Freeman introduced
and had read the following resolutions,
which were adopted by a rising vote,
“Whereas, Forty-four years have
passed since the close of the War Be
tween the States; and
“Whereas, The women of the South
during that struggle willingly and pa
tiently served and suffered with us, to
give victory to our arms and success
to our cause; and
"Whereas, Immediately thereafter
they commenced to erect in many
towns and cities momiments to honor
and perpetuate the memory of the Con
federate soldiers, many of which have
been finished, and others are now in
process of erection ; and
"Whereas, The veterans of the
South and their sons have failed to
erect a single monument to honor them
and to commemorate their most trying
and peculiar sufferings and sacrifices;
I "Whereas, These sufferings and sac-
j rifices, and the direful suspense which
j they patiently endured for days and
] weeks and months and years because
j ot our dangers and hardships and con-
I stant exposure to disease and death,
challenge our highest admiration and
j lasting gratitude, and richly deserve
from us and our sons certainly one
beautiful and imposing monument, to
I he erected upon the capitol square in
I the city of Atlanta, which, together
with its truthful and appropriate in-
! scriptions, shall ever tell of their pa-
; triotic devotion and heroism during the
long and trying years of that war.
Therefore, be it
} "Resolved, That the commander of
| Camp No. 1161 of the Confederate vet-
t erans, located in Newnan, Coweta eoun-
J ty, Ga., at his earliest convenience, is
j hereby requested to appoint a commit-
! tee of sixteen from the Fifth district
! and one from each other district of
I said county whose duty it shall be to j
i solicit subscriptions for the erection of
| said monument, the subscriptions to be
paid when a sufficient number of other
camps in the State shall hav' taken
such actions as will guarantee the suc
cess of the enterprise.
"Resolved, further. That we most
respectfully request the press of the I
State to publish the foregoing pream-!
hie ami resolutions, to the intent that !
all other camps may be reminded, and
possibly influenced, to take similar ac
To carry out the purposes of the fore
going resolutions Commander Goodwyn
appointed the following committee to
solicit subscriptions for the object
First district—W. T. Arnall.
Second district P. A. Carmical.
Third district—W. H. Osburn.
Fourth district—W. L. Crowder.
Fifth district A. D. Freeman, G.
II. Carmical, J. T. Holmes, I. N. Orr,
Sixth district J. L. Bailey.
Seventh district F. W. Eberhart.
Haralson district—W. L. Taylor.
Turin district—J. B. Walker.
Grantville district—T. E. Zellars.
Hurricane district—J. N. Austin.
Panther Creek district—T. F. Jones.
Cedar Creek district J. R. Stamps.
Judge Freeman also introduced the
following supplementary resolution,
which was likewise adopted, to-wit:
“Whereas, For more than forty
years the mothers and daughters of
the South have been the inspiration of
the annual gatherings of our people to
honor the Confederate soldiers and to
perpetuate their heroic deeds; and
"Whereas, During all these years
they have never chosen a speaker
whose first* duty was to recount and
commend the labors, patient endurance
and patriotic devotion of the women of
the South during the long and weary
years of the War Between the States;
"Whereas, Their extreme modesty
and burning desire on every occasion
to honor the soldiers have influenced
them thus to forget themselves : and
"Whereas, It would be but sheer
justice to have the next memorial or-
ator discuss a theme that would give
great and well-merited prominence to
the heroines of that struggle, and at
the same time require incidental yet
honorable mention of the heroes of the
same. Therefore, be it
"Resolved, That Camp No. 1161 of
the Confederate Veterans of Coweta
county, Ga., respectfully yet earnest
ly request Newnan Chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy to urge
the next Memorial orator to speak to
the theme ‘The Women of the South,
’61-’66: Their Labors and Sacrifices
the Inspiration of the Creat Achieve
ments of the Confederate Soldiers.’
“Resolved, further, That a copy
hereof be furnished said chapter, and
also given to the press of the county
Cen. Clement A. Evans, commander-
in-chief of the United Confederate vet
erans, who had been chosen by the
Daughters of the Confederacy to deliv
er the address at the Memorial Day ex
ercises in the afternoon, arrived before
the camp adjourned and was greeted
with rousing cheers by the old veter
ans, several of them members of the
old Twelfth Georgia Battalion, which
was commanded hy Gen. Evans during
the war. The meeting between Gen.
Evans and his “boys,” some of whom
he had not seen since they were dis
banded at the surrender, was very af
All the old officers of the camp were
elected for another term, to-wit: J.
B. Goodwyn, Commander; I. J. Steph
ens, Vice-Commander; Geo. H. Carmi
cal, Adjutant; Rev. W. J. Cotter,
Chaplain ; Dr. A. C. North, Surgeon ;
J. T. Holmes, Treasurer.
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